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Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900 (Hardback)

Cynthia Eller

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ISBN 10: 0520248597 / ISBN 13: 9780520248595
Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2011
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Gentlemen and Amazons traces the nineteenth-century genesis and development of an important contemporary myth about human origins: that of an original prehistoric matriarchy. Cynthia Eller explores the intellectual history of the myth, which arose from male scholars who mostly wanted to vindicate the patriarchal family model as a higher stage of human development. Eller tells the stories these men told, analyzes the gendered assumptions they made, and provides the necessary context for understanding how feminists of the 1970s and 1980s embraced as historical fact a discredited nineteenth-century idea. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520248595

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Titre : Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of ...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Gentlemen and Amazons traces the nineteenth-century genesis and development of an important contemporary myth about human origins: that of an original prehistoric matriarchy. Cynthia Eller explores the intellectual history of the myth, which arose from male scholars who mostly wanted to vindicate the patriarchal family model as a higher stage of human development. Eller tells the stories these men told, analyzes the gendered assumptions they made, and provides the necessary context for understanding how feminists of the 1970s and 1980s embraced as historical fact” a discredited nineteenth-century idea.

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Eller is an excellent historian. She expertly lays out the development of the little known myth of matriarchal prehistory in a way that is both highly knowledgeable and readable. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of feminist thought and anthropology.” Rosemary Radford Ruether, author of Goddesses and the Divine Feminine

Without a doubt, this is the best introduction into the mythological jungle of modern scholarship on matriarchy. Cynthia Eller’s book is not only perfectly researched, it is also intelligent and pleasantly written.” Philippe Borgeaud, author of Mother of the Gods: From Cybele to the Virgin Mary

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